Friday, July 25, 2008

Rome - Three Coins in a Fountain

Rome - Three Coins in a Fountain

With everyone concerned about the economy these days, a lengthy summer vacation may be out of the question. But, everyone needs to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So why not choose a short trip to Rome?

There are affordable all-inclusive packages that include roundtrip air, transfers, accommodations, daily breakfast, and a few sightseeing trips. The rest of the time you can enjoy Rome at your own pace. Or, if you prefer, you can opt for an inexpensive eight-day Roman adventure.

Whatever you decide, here are some highlights that are offered: St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, and the Roman Forum and Coliseum. Of course, there are many more sites you may wish to visit such as the Trevi Fountain (where you can throw a few coins in to ensure you will return), and the Spanish Steps.

Shopping in Rome may be expensive, but you can always take a stroll along the Piazza di Spagna where you will find such famous names as Prada, Fendi, and Gucci. It should be noted, however, that even Romans take a summer holiday starting the 15th of August for two weeks. Thus, you may find Rome less crowded and easier to navigate during this period in August.

As far as dining in Rome is concerned, it is recommended that you go where the locals tend to go since you will find these restaurants to be among the best. There are literally hundreds of restaurants in Rome, so you will have no problem finding one that fits your budget. From homemade pasta to their famous pizza and seafood dishes, Italian cuisine is a soulful delight.

During the summer months, there are music festivals, operas, and other events that are held in Villa Ada Park, as well as Ostica Antica which is known for its great entertainment. Caracalla is considered to be the most famous place that hosts operas every summer.

Whether you decide on a short trip to Rome or an extended stay, there is much to do and see. If you can afford to, seek out side trips to Pompeii, for example. Recent archeological finds have made this a must-see city. In addition, don’t forget the Pantheon, the Appian Way, the Catacombs, and the Roman Aqueducts.

Obviously, you may not be able to see everything on your list in a short time, but if you plan ahead and research the places you are most interested in, you can still have the time of your life in this great city.

Call your travel agent or check online as there are many discounted packages that are available.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

California Surfing

"California Surfing"

California surfing is among one of the best places to surf. Some of the best surfers in the world come to compete in some of California's waters in head to head competitions. Surfers that compete in California surfing competitions or those who just like to enjoy california's waters can experience a few of the Pacific ocean and it's amazing waves. To know more about California surfing, and the best places to surf click here. California Surfing.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Walt Disney Vacations

"Walt Disney Vacations"

Walt Disney Vacations are among of the best vacations in the world which can be fun for all ages. Before venturing on a Walt Disney Vacation be sure to get great deals and coupons for your travel and the theme parks. Everyone should at least go on a Walt Disney Vacation at least once in their lives. Fore more details on Walt Disney Vacations how you can save money and what to expect click here Walt Disney Vacations.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Spring Break Locations

"Spring Break Locations"

Find out the best Spring Break Locations for sping break trips. Your spring break locations can make or break your trip so it's important to choose a location that has everything you want to do on your spring break. There are many perfect spring break locations that have been some of the best spring break vacations around. For a list of the top spring break locations and how to choose yours click here. Spring Break Locations.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Australia Vacations

Australia Vacations

I have a wish list of destinations I would like to go to and Australia is high on that list. I like the idea of the country being a large island, where there are lots of animals and plant life only found there and no where else. Australia Vacations for me conjures up images of lively cities, fascinating countryside, superb beaches and friendly people. The only problem I might have is coping with the heat in the interior regions. Christmas would be a good time for Australia Vacations just to see how weird it feels to eat Christmas dinner under the blazing sun.

Sydney is an obvious choice to visit. The Harbor with its distinctive Opera House is famous all over the world, and is always used to promote Australia Vacations. I'd like to do the climb on the Sydney Harbor bridge. There's some quiet beach and coves along the Bondi Beach, where I could work on my tan and drink a few tinnies. The Chinatown area looks pretty good too.

Melbourne is another city I'd like to see. A lot of Brits, me included, are hooked on the Neighbors soap opera which is filmed in the city. Infact, I think that Neighbors is more popular in Britain than it is in Australia. We have watched the soap for twenty years and Australia Vacations would not be complete without going on the coach tour to Ramsey Street. This is a real cul de sac street, albeit with a different name, where they do all the exteriors. There's also some more cultural attractions in the city! There's an aquarium and an old gaol that you can visit. The National Gallery of Victoria has a respected art collection and the Melbourne Museum houses an excellent natural history exhibit.

I would also like to explore the Gold Coast with its great beaches and golf courses. There are also Winery Tours here. The other major city I'd see is Perth. The Botanic Gardens have hundreds of examples of Australian plant life. I'd also visit Shark Bay which has a beach, marina and nature reserve.

My trip would have to involve going into the outback and seeing the heart of the country. Ayers Rock would be amazing and no Australia Vacations should be without a trip to Alice Springs. There is so much to see there, including kangaroos, bats and ostriches if you're lucky! I was surprised to learn that there are many museums here. There is one dedicated to the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, an Aviation Museum and a Museum for Pioneering Women. You can also visit the Reptile Center, the Aboriginal Culture Center and ride a camel!

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